The once-a-decade population count affects your representation in government, determines how much funding your community receives, and provides data to help you plan for the future. Join us to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census and help ensure a complete and accurate count.
BENEFITS OF A COMPLETE COUNT
A complete count of every person living in the United States has tremendous benefits for you and for your stakeholders.
• Accurately determine how many representatives each state has in Congress and inform the redrawing of congressional district boundaries.
• Are used as the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties, and communities to support resources such as schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
• Inform business decisions, policy, community initiatives, and consumer advocacy.
The U.S. Census Bureau works with a broad spectrum of government and community leaders to form Complete Count Committees that educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census. To learn more about Complete Count Committees, or to start one in your community, visit census.gov/2020completecount.